from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various physical characteristics that appear in humans at puberty and in sexually mature animals and that differentiate between the sexes without having a direct reproductive function.
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- noun A
featurethat distinguishesthe two sexesof a species, but is not directly part of the reproductive system.
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- noun the genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature)
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